All mosquitoes need water to complete their life cycle
The female mosquito lays her eggs on the surface of water, the eggs hatch into larvae and go through several growth stages as larvae before they turn into pupae. After about 5-7 days, the adult mosquito emerges out of the water from the pupal casing.
When a mosquito feeds (takes a blood meal) the mosquito may transmit viruses or other pathogens that can lead to potentially severe illness
Mosquito larvae occur in almost any stagnant water, like catch basins, street gutters, unkempt pools, all kinds of containers, cemetery vases and even in foul water such as septic tanks and dairy ponds
In the Antelope Valley most mosquito breeding sites in are man-made, created by people when they over-water their lawns, neglect their swimming pools or keep items or containers in their yards that can hold water.
Male vs. Female Mosquitoes
Only female mosquitoes bite, because they need the nutrients in blood to produce their eggs
Both male and female mosquitoes will drink nectar and fruit juices for nutrition
Male mosquitoes have bushy antennae
Males have longer palps
Females are slightly bigger
Females live longer
Website Accesibilty Policy Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District
Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District is fully committed to providing accessible facilities, elements and
channels of communication to all members of the public. As part of this commitment, Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District
has a policy of providing an accessible website compatible with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) and
commercial screen reading software. All features of the website are coded to allow individuals with vision and
other impairments to understand and use the website to the same degree as someone without disabilities. We welcome
feedback and can often resolve issues in a timely manner if they arise.
If you need any special assistance or accommodations
Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District has designated a compliance officer for website disability-related accommodations.
The compliance officer has received training in website accessibility and updates the site in accordance with those best
practices. Contact our accessibility officer to report an issue.
Compliance Procedures and Reports
In addition to testing with users with a wide range of disabilities and coding our website to WCAG standards,
Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District regularly scans its website to ensure ongoing compliance, and makes timely
changes to any inaccessible changes, if any are found. In our ongoing commitment to transparency, we make the
last three months' reports available to the public.
August 2021 Website Accessibility Compliance Report
July 2021 Website Accessibility Compliance Report
June 2021 Website Accessibility Compliance Report
Linked Documents and Third Parties
Please note that this site may link out to third-party websites, such as state or federal agencies, that do
not have accessible content. This site may also include documents provided by third parties included in our
agenda packets, for example. While we cannot control the accessibility of content provided by third parties,
we are happy to assist any member of the public with reading and accessing content on our site.